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St. Augustine FL Real Estate

St. Augustine is the oldest city in America and was founded by the Spanish in 1565. The city of St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on September 8, 1565. Menéndez first sighted land on August 28, the feast day of Augustine of Hippo, and consequently named the settlement San Agustín. 

In 1586 St. Augustine was attacked and burned by Sir Francis Drake. In 1668 it was plundered by pirates and most of the inhabitants were killed. In 1702 and 1740 it was unsuccessfully attacked by British forces from their new colonies in the Carolinas and Georgia.

In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War and gave Florida and St. Augustine to the British, an acquisition the British had been unable to take by force and keep due to the strong fort there. St. Augustine came under British rule and served as a Loyalist colony during the American Revolutionary War.

The Treaty of Paris in 1783 gave the American colonies north of Florida their independence, and ceded Florida to Spain in recognition of Spanish efforts on behalf of the American colonies during the war. Florida was under Spanish control again from 1784 to 1821.

The expanding United States, however, regarded Florida as vital to its interests. In 1821, the Adams-Onís Treaty peaceably turned the Spanish colonies in Florida and, with them, St. Augustine, over to the United States. Florida was a United States territory until 1845 when it became a U.S. state. 

Spanish Colonial era buildings, still existing in the city, include the fortress Castillo de San Marcos. The fortress successfully repelled the British attacks of the 18th century, served as a prison for the Native American leader Osceola in 1837, and was occupied by Union troops during the American Civil War. It was removed from the Army's active duty rolls in 1900 after 205 years of service under five different flags. It is now the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

In the late 19th century, the railroad came to town, and led by northeastern industrialist Henry Flagler, St. Augustine became a winter resort for the very wealthy. A number of mansions and palatial grand hotels of this era still exist, some converted to other use, such as housing parts of Flagler College and museums.

The city is a popular tourist attraction, for the rich Spanish Colonial Revival Style architectural heritage as well as elite 19th century architecture. The city is also one terminus of the Old Spanish Trail, which in the 1920's linked St. Augustine, Florida, to San Diego, California with 3000 miles of roadways.

People come from all the over the world to vacation at Saint Augustine’s beachfront, as well as visit the renowned St. Augustine Lighthouse, famous St. George Street (St. Augustine’s historic pedestrian shopping mall), where you will find the oldest home and oldest school house in America.  There is sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, and diving for outdoors types, as well as kite surfing at Anastasia Island State Park.

Golfers will find links designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at the nearby World Golf Village resort, and additional locally famous courses at Palencia and Marsh Creek Country Clubs pleasant and challenging diversions.

Lastly, any discussion of the St. Augustine experience would be incomplete without mentioning its myriad dining possibilities. Many fine restaurants grace the city, most notably the luxurious food offerings at 95 Cordova, the elegant bistro dining at Cortessi’s, and Cap’s, located on the water and known for its fresh-from-the-ocean seafood. 

Yearly events, which draw people from all over the world, include the Players Championship TPC at Sawgrass in May, the Lighthouse Festival, which takes place in March every year, the Colonial Folk Arts and Crafts Festival in October, and in November and December the Old City is decorated for the Nights of Lights Festival.

There are many wonderful homes in this area, but you need a local market expert to help you. Watson Realty Corp is a locally owned company with nearly 50 years experience selling homes in the area.



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MLS: RX-10378607
Zav State Road 187, Puerto Rico
Out of Country, Ou
$90,000,000   
 
With over a half mile of Atlantic Ocean frontage and wide, pristine beaches, an investment opportunity like this is a rare find. This parcel can be purchased separately or with the adjacent 413 acres of oceanfront land for a total of approximately 826 acres ... a developer's beach-themed dream site....  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10348478
Ana State Road 187, Puerto Rico
Out of Country, Ou
$90,000,000   
 
Appraised at approximately $186,000,000 this property is has ''antique zoning rights'' dating back to 1883. Featuring over one-half mile of Atlantic Ocean frontage and wide white sandy beach, this parcel is a developer's dream, possibly for a luxury vacation destination. All public utilities (except...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10382270
1744 S Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
$69,900,00079 | 518,432
 
Gorgeous Ocean to Lake estate offered Furnished or Unfurnished. This Custom built estate offers the finest construction with the highest quality finishes in an estate. Electric shades throughout, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with Ocean to Lake views and beautifully designed tall ceilings at ...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10122807
1071 N Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
$64,900,00087 | 1032,661
 
Brand new - One of the largest direct oceanfront estates in Palm Beach. Commanding ocean views, approximately 242 feet of direct ocean frontage and +/- 35,000 total square feet. One of a kind luxury estate features grand salon, dual ocean balconies, massage room, bowling alley, home theater, pub roo...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10173137
1485 S Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
$59,500,00079 | 215,398
 
One of a kind Venetian palazzo, Jeffery W. Smith designed, 2+ acres, 300' +/- of direct Intracoastal. Rooms are of unparalleled scale and proportions, highlighting expansive water views throughout the estate. Built in 2000, Villa Venezia incorporates a sophisticated combination of Old World elegance...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10371649
1800 S Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
$46,000,0001012 | 520,875
 
Rare & extraordinary opportunity to own a private compound on nearly 3 acres of irreplaceable Palm Beach property. Just shy of 300' feet of oceanfront property and with nearly three hundred feet on the Intracoastal with dock. Swimming pool, lap pool and pond grace the elaborate gardens with beautifu...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10272768
1340 S Ocean Boulevard
Manalapan, FL
$43,900,00089 | 424,760
 
Important 2+ acre Ocean to Intracoastal Estate - your own Private Resort. A sprawling landscape that boasts both Har-Tru and grass tennis courts with tennis viewing area, a heated infinity edge seaside pool, guest house, 2-story rock waterfall, oceanfront 3-story open-air tower, evening loggia with ...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10385909
980 N Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
$41,900,00079 | 29,474
 
First time on the market in half a century Significant opportunity offering expansive wide water views with nearly 240 feet of direct oceanfront living.Designed by Marion Sims Wyeth, in 1947 for Philip Danforth Armour III, this impressive home offers 12,062 total square feet and a long history among...  Additional Details
 
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